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C & O Canal National Historic Park

Posted at 1:21 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 13:21:18-04

The C& O Canal National Historic Park is the 12th most visited national park in the country. It's the only place in the US where visitors can experience the working parts of a canal, including a newly opened aqueduct.

The park also offers more than 150 miles of scenery for runners, hikers, cyclists, and wildlife enthusiasts. History buffs love the park too! A former lock house has been turned into a museum about the canal, and guests can enjoy learning about the transportation history of Maryland. The C& O Canal and the C & O Railroad both opened in 1828, and for a long time, the canal reigned supreme.

In addition to the park, the town of Williamsport also boasts shops, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and more,

Plan your trip here.